Manchester United could make a £15m move for Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto, while Arsenal will pay £33million for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.
UNITED TARGET JAPANESE STRIKER
Manchester United are reported to be plotting a £15m move for Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto.
The Guardian say the 23-year-old has become a target after scoring seven goals and recording four assists in 17 appearances since moving to the Bundesliga club in the summer.
Muto reportedly turned down the offer of a five-year deal at Chelsea to join Mainz for £3million.
United are also said to be in the market for a centre-half in January but accept Everton’s John Stones may be out of reach. The Red Devils also accept they will have to wait until the summer before making another attempt to lure Sadio Mane away from Southampton.
ARSENAL TO BUY OUT SEVILLA STAR’S CONTRACT
Arsenal will pay £33million for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak in January, according to The Sun.
Arsene Wenger is keen to add a holding midfielder to his ranks following the injuries to Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla. The Gunners boss is said to have been watching Krychowiak for more than a year and is no ready to meet the cost of the Poland international’s buy-out clause.
The 25-year-old, who cost Sevilla £3.3million when he joined from Reims in 2014, only signed a new contract with the La Liga club last month.
NEW DEAL FOR MIGNOLET IMMINENT
Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned a new deal for Simon Mignolet to tie the goalkeeper to Liverpool until 2021.
Talks over a new £60,000-a-week deal are said to be at an advanced stage, with The Sun reporting that an announcement over the deal may be imminent.
Many Liverpool fans remain unconvinced over Mignolet, but Klopp has seen enough in the Belgian stopper to confirm him as his No.1 for the foreseeable future
AND THE REST
- Arsenal will launch a £33m bid for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. Arsene Wnger has been tracking the tough-tackling Poland international for more than a year. (The Sun)
- Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 27, is set to get a new five-year deal, worth about £60,000 a week. (The Sun)
- Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted confidence is low with the players but the England forward is determined to come out fighting to salvage their season. (The Sun)
- Memphis Depay says he knows he’s struggled at the start of his Premier League career at Old Trafford, admitting “failure is not an option”. (The Sun)
- Bolton face a fight to stop star midfielder Josh Vela, 22, joining Sky Bet Championship rivals Cardiff City. (The Sun)
- Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 28, will be offered a new £80,000-a-week contract to keep him at the Foxes amid interest from Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)
- Gabriel Agbonlahor is set to be the next high-profile victim of Remi Garde’s new hard-line approach. (Daily Mirror)
- Newcastle central defender Mike Williamson, 32, is set to join Wolves in January for a nominal fee. (Daily Mirror)
- West Ham are ready to make a swoop for Barnet’s teenage winger Daniel Chema. (Daily Mirror)
- Derby’s Jamaica international Simon Dawkins is set to be sold in January after playing in just one game this season. (Daily Mirror)
- Jurgen Klopp is planning to have a one-on-one chat with Christian Benteke and get him firing again in front of goal. The £32.5m signing from Aston Villa has only delivered five goals in 17 matches. (Daily Star)
- Roy Hodgson has tipped Gary Neville to succeed him as England manager at some point in the future. (Daily Star)
- Louis van Gaal has agreed to relax his strict regime after meeting with senior players including Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick. United are desperate to turn things around after losing three in a row and they head to Stoke on Boxing Day. (Daily Mail)
- Mikel Arteta is set to be offered a role on Arsenal’s coaching staff when he retires with the Spanish midfielder currently taking his coaching badges. (Daily Mail)
- Guus Hiddink says it’s still possible for Chelsea to win the Champions League, FA Cup and get in the top four of the Premier League. (Daily Mail)
- Louis van Gaal’s future at Manchester United rests on events at Stoke today. (Daily Express)
- Striker Jamie Vardy will be offered a new ‘double your money’ contract to keep him at Leicester with Chelsea waiting in the wings. (The Telegraph)